from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality or condition of being true, factual, or real.
- n. Something, such as a statement, principle, or belief, that is true, especially an enduring truth: "The mind once suddenly aware of a verity for the first time immediately invents it again” ( Agnes Sligh Turnbull). See Synonyms at truth.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Truth, fact or reality, especially an enduring religious or ethical truth.
- n. A true statement; an established doctrine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being true, or real; consonance of a statement, proposition, or other thing, with fact; truth; reality.
- n. That which is true; a true assertion or tenet; a truth; a reality.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. that the cause of suffering is desire or a craving for existence and its pleasures
- n. that deliverance from suffering can be effected only by the eradication of desire
- n. and that this can be accomplished only by walking in the noble eightfold path of right views in regard to life
- n. of right aims
- n. of right words
- n. of right conduct
- n. of right means of livelihood (celibate mendicancy)
- n. of right effort
- n. of right-mindfulness (that is, freedom from error in recollecting the law)
- n. and of right meditation and tranquillity. See nidana.
- n. The quality of being true or real; true or real nature or principle; reality; truth; fact.
- n. That which is true; a true assertion or tenet; a truth; a reality; a fact.
- n. Honesty; faith; trustworthiness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. conformity to reality or actuality
- n. an enduring or necessary ethical or religious or aesthetic truth
Middle English verite, truth, from Old French, from Latin vēritās, from vērus, true.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman verité, Middle French verité, from Latin vēritās, from the adjective vērus ("true"). (Wiktionary)